Emergency Care

ISBN-10: 0133251942
ISBN-13: 9780133251944
Edition: 12th 2012
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Description: Emergency Care, Twelfth Edition,has set the standard for EMT training for over 30 years. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and  More...

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Book details

List price: $160.00
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/11/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1280
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

Emergency Care, Twelfth Edition,has set the standard for EMT training for over 30 years. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC, providing all the practical information students need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, this edition goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. Getting students to think like an EMT, the text integrates scientific principles in a way that's easy to understand, and a host of critical thinking features–including a new chapter, “Critical Thinking and Decision Making,”–helps students learn key concepts while getting a dose of the reality of being an EMT. This book is the standalone text and does not include the access code to MyBradyKit. If you would like to purchase the book and access code package, please purchase isbn 0132824418. 

Michael F O'Keefe (Author). Mike O'Keefe, MS, EMT-P, became the Vermont EMS State Training Coordinator in 1989. He has a Master's degree in biostatistics and was an EMT-Intermediate for 16 years before becoming a paramedic 10 years ago. Mike was chosen to participate in the development of all four U.S. Department of Tranpsortation National Standard EMS Curricula (for First Responders, EMT-Basics, EMT-Intermediates, and EMT-Paramedics). He was also on the steering committee that developed the Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) course for the American Geriatrics Society and coauthored a chapter of the textbook for that course. Mike is co-author of the Brady text Essentials of Emergency Care and is a contributing writer to the Brady text Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice. He is very interested in promoting EMS research, particularly in rural areas. Mike is active as a volunteer EMS provider in northwestern Vermont and is a speaker at EMS conferences.

Foundations
Introduction to Emergency Medical Services and the Health Care System
The Well-being of the EMT
Lifting and Moving Patients
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Pathophysiology
Life Span Development
Airway Management, Respiration, and Artificial Ventilation
Airway Management
Respiration and Artificial Ventilation (Sample Chapter)
Patient Assessment
Scene Size-up
The Primary Assessment
Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices
Assessment of the Trauma Patient (includes history-taking specific to the trauma patient)
Assessment of the Medical Patient (includes history-taking specific to the medical patient)
Reassessment
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Communication and Documentation
Medical Emergencies
General Pharmacology
Respiratory Emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies
Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
Allergic Reaction
Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
Abdominal Emergencies
Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide
Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
Trauma Emergencies
Bleeding and Shock
Soft Tissue Trauma
Chest and Abdominal Trauma
Musculoskeletal Trauma
Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
Multisystem Trauma
Environmental Emergencies
Special Populations
Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
Pediatric Emergencies
Geriatric Emergencies
Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges
Operations
EMS Operations
Hazardous Materials, Multiple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management
Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication
EMS Response to Terrorism
Appendices
Basic Cardiac Life Support Review
Medical Terminology
Glossary
Answer Key
Index

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